Why do Mexican Americans refer to Mexicans as "Spanish"? Has "Mexican" become a bad word?

Here in California I have noticed that most Mexican Americans refer to other Mexicans as "Spanish". Why? Just speaking Spanish doesn’t make one Spanish. Being from Spain makes one Spanish. I speak English, but I’m not from England so I’m not English. I almost get the feeling that Mexicans here …

When a bilingual from birth person learns a third language, which accent do they carry over?

Example: Someone is born in the United States of Mexican parents and speaks both English and Spanish fluently since birth. They then go abroad to France to study French. Will they speak French with an English accent or a Spanish accent, or will they speak it with an accent in …

How do I make this Mexican girl in my class understand that Iberian Spanish is the root of Mexican Spanish?

There is a Mexican girl in my class and we got into an argument about variants of the Spanish language. She says that Mexican Spanish isn’t Spanish and that if a Mexican goes to Spain that the Spaniard and the Mexican won’t understand each other. I understand that pronunciation is …

Who'd you like to learn Spanish from ? A Mexican, an Argentinian, a Costa Rican,A Cuban or a Spaniard ?

Spanish is Ine Language. But it sounds different and some gramar change according to the region. In Argentina people Speak Old fashion Spanish In Cuba the Influende of African dialects is strog In Mexico many worsds came from Nahuatl or Arab In Spain, the accent and some grammar change, as …

Why should Mexicans learn English, if the European settlers never learned the dialects of Native Americans?

Some did, but not all, just like some Mexicans do learn English. Europeans came to what is now knowed as American, and they preferred to speak English, so it’s only fair for Mexican to only speak Spanish. I meant to say "now known." Oh, and "America" lion_sim_bob, so you say …

Why Americans refer to LatinAmericans as Spanish and refer to their language as Mexican?

How ignorant can Americans get? Spanish people are from Spain. Ever heard of Spain? No, it is not next to Mexico Spanish persons: https://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/S2005RTW/AMOLINAR/DETAILS/00450f.jpg https://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9198/foto442hf0.jpg Or do you think that Europe is a country? America is a very ignorant place. Not been to America? Ha! I was born here, you …

Why do some people think Mexican is a language? and why do some people think all Spaniards speak Spanish?

funny, isn’t it?? Mexicans never had their own language, they speak Spanish, but sometimes my friends see some Latinos talking to each other in Spanish and then they whisper "listen, isn’t it Mexican? It sounds like they speak Mexican. They look like they are Mexican." And I was like "Is …

Why do people from other south american countries get so offended if you think they are mexican?

I have personally seen this many times. People really get upset if they are from say, Brazil, and are mistaken for a mexican. Is there some sort of elitism amongst south american countries that they feel they are better than mexicans. I have also heard plenty of people from Spain …